Saturday, April 23, 2011

May Day Give Away

First off, look what came in the mail!  I won all these wonderful things on Liz Mathews blog, I'm still trying to decide which item is my favorite.  Liz has a great blog with lots of awesome pictures and great ideas for things you can create with items like my prizes, so go check her out.

My goal was to post more often, so what do I do but wait a whole month...., but while I may not be posting I have been doing a few things.  So I will show you some finishes.  I was looking through a box and I found some stitching all done but not framed or finished, so I got right to it.

Notforgotten Farm with a tiny white tomato pinkeep and an antique red pinkeep.

Notforgotten Farm "Garden School"

Jean stitched this Spring Tweets, which I think is Primitive Betty.

While I was digging in that box of half finished pieces I also pulled out this.
It was one of my great ideas that I will share with you.  As you can see the pinwheel box in the picture, this is going to be my sewing box with my pinwheel pinkeep (stitched over one on 40ct) still waiting to be put together.  All this was inspired by Carriage House's Pennsylvania Pinwheel pattern.  I have all kinds of other ideas for needle books and thread winders that will some day come to rest in the box, but until then I'm going to share my craziness with you!  Are you ready....

I'm going to give away one painted pinwheel box and the Pennsylvania Pinwheel pattern, so I have some company in my insanity.  In order to win, just leave a comment below give me some ideas what you would do with this.  If your not a follower of the blog I would love to invite you to join (don't worry there won't be tons of reading) and those of you that don't have accounts to join I finally figured out how you can post a comment anonymously thanks Darlene for bringing this to my attention.  Please put your name if commenting anonymously so I know which anonymous I am drawing.  If you still have trouble just drop me an email and I will add you to the drawing.  Good luck to all.  I will draw next Sunday evening.  So enjoy the rest of April, I will see you on May Day with a winner! 


Woolly Lott Rugs said...

WOW what a beautiful giveaway. I love that Pennsylvania pinwheel! Maybe it's because I live in Pennsylvania!! Would love the opportunity to win. Thanks for your generosity!


Laurie in Iowa said...

The pinwheel box is beautiful If I was the lucky winner I'd store my antique pearl buttons in the box.

Sylvia said...

The pinwheel looks fantastic over one. I really like your other finishes as well. Love to be entered in your giveaway.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Hi Carmen ~
I am thee proud owner of the Original Pinwheel sampler model that I purchased from Kathy! please enter me in your generous drawing? your box is just beautiful, I would use mine to hold a tangle of beautiful threads and my scissors ~


moosecraft said...

The one over pieces are gorgeous! Yours is no exception. This is the first time I am seeing a Pennsylvania pinwheel... the design and color are very pretty! Love the birds! Great job on the painted box... your technique makes it look authentically antiqued!

Anonymous said...

Hey Carmen
Your finished work is just awesome! Love them all. I would love to win your drawing! thanks for the chance. I don't have that chart, so it would be nice to have that and the box is so very cool! I would keep my special lace,threads and buttons in it.
Again thanks for the chance. c u n knoxville
Happy Easter
Darlene N

Anonymous said...

I would love to win!!! I would use the box to sit on top of my new bookcase. Thanks, Bridget

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the box. I would use it for all my sewing trinkets. I'm from Pa. and it would be perfect.

Catherine said...

Being from PA, I would love to win this! The beautiful box would store some of my stitching goodies and I'd stitch the pattern to hang above the box!!

Patti said...

Such a lovely giveaway! I would use the box for my stitching supplies and would stitch up the design to store inside as a little sewing book with a place for needles and pins and a tiny pocket for tiny scissors.
Blessings, Patti

Deb said...

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. That box would be perfect in my craft room on the shelf to store some of my stitching supplies in.

Anonymous said...

Love your box, it is so nice of you to share.
Please enter me in your drawing, I would keep my cross stitch things in it.
I really enjoy reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Lily would love to enter your contest. I would use the box to put all of my favorite "Carmen" things in it. Please let me win!

samplerlover said...

These are really lovely. Please enter me in your give away. If I was lucky enough to win the box, I would keep all my special stitching pieces in it. I always enjoy reading your blog. - Sandra.

The Wooden Acorn said...

First off, your stitching work is gorgeous...ever so nice!

As for your great giveaway, I would use the box for storing wool scraps...I'm running out of containers. :-)


Liz said...

Thanks so much Carmen! Hope things are going well :)